Listen to Steve Edwards interview Roland Burris on Afternoon Shift Roland Burris made lots of hackles rise when he accepted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appointment to Barack Obama’s vacant senate seat.
WASHINGTON -- Months after Illinois' new senator took office, the Supreme Court says it will not consider overturning the election of President Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate.The high court on Monday turned away an appeal from former Illinois Sen.
Illinois has a new U.S. senator. Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Joe Biden. After administering the oath of office, Biden embraced Kirk and said, "Congratulations, senator. Welcome."With that, Kirk - a five-term member of the U.S.
Mayoral Candidate Gery Chico is getting the endorsement of a Chicago education heavyweight Paul Vallas. Vallas was the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools before leaving to head public schools in Philadelphia and later New Orleans.
Twenty candidates filed to get on the ballot for Chicago mayor. The deadline passed Monday with a surprise filing, and a bit of trash talk. The final candidate for mayor to file a petition was community activist Bill "Dock" Walls.